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Time code problem -- footage disappearing

My AG-DVX100B seems to work great, except when I turn it off with a tape inside. When I turn it back on, the time code shows 00:00:00:00 and starts over -- and the previous footage on that tape is no longer available. When I try to rewind and see what I previously shot, I just get an astericks (Time Code*00:00:00:00) and a blue screen.

HELP, I'm now afraid to turn off the camera for fear of loosing my previous footage. Do I have it set up wrong -- or is the camera malfunctioning?

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Menu setting - the time code is simply resetting itself.  If you intend to edit your footage with NLE software this will be a problem, otherwise no issue.

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